Low-Cost Strategies to Reduce Speed and Crashes on Curves

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

11/01/08

END DATE

03/31/11

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation
U.S. DOT RITA

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Co-Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

Co-Principal Investigator
Neal Hawkins

Associate Director, InTrans

Student Researcher(s)
Huishan Duan

About the research

The main goal of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of dynamic speed feedback signs and other low-cost strategies to reduce speeds and crashes on curves. Research results will provide traffic safety and county engineers and other professionals with additional tools to more effectively manage speeds and decrease crashes on horizontal curves on rural roadways.


Funding Sources:
Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation ($80,000.00)
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation
U.S. DOT RITA
Total: $80,000.00

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